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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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Abortion is legal and confidential in California.
If you aren"t ready to be a parent, but don"t want an abortion.
Birth control is legal in California. If you plan to have sex and don’t want to get pregnant, you have a number of options for birth control, including condoms, the pill, the ring, and the IUD.
About emergency contraception, or the "morning-after pill".
Sometimes called the morning-after pill, plan B or EC.
Find out how you can file a healthcare complaint with HHS online and offline in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Polish.
Not sure if you're pregnant? Info about health care options.
Birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, abortion, and mental health services.
Info about sex ed, age of consent, LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, condoms, birth control, abortion, pregnancy, emergency contraception, sexting.
There are rights to keep your job and receive child support.
Info about abortion, adoption, counseling, and services for you.
Patient confidentiality for teens, sexual health medical care, abortion access, sex education, and insurance considerations.
You should check your policy or call the insurance company.
Read the laws about: abortion, abuse, healthcare confidentiality, delinquency, dependency, mental health, consent, reproductive health, school health services, and STDs.